Petting Zoo

DSC07795Open 11am-5pm Saturday and Sunday

Petting Zoo will be CLOSED for rainy weather.

Come experience our Petting Zoo!

Jane’s Saddlebag offers an awesome Petting Zoo for our guests to visit. We have a variety of furry friends for you to visit and interact with. Our Petting Zoo is much different from others, you can actually walk in with the animals, not just see them from an enclosure.

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERADSCN0273Our petting zoo family includes a herd of Boer Goats of all sizes and colors.  Star Lewis, our famous 3 legged goat, was featured on local news stations. He was born 3 legs and doesn’t know any different.He is a true star and inspiration for life.

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERAWe also have senior sister goats at JSB that are white in color with brown heads. They are the only 2 goats left of the original herd that JSB started with. They are gentle and friendly and love to be rubbed.

dominicDominick our miniature donkey loves attention and usually hangs out with his girlfriend, our Pony, TT. Although Dominic is small, he thinks he is as big as the other horses and you can usually find him hanging out with TT, his girlfriend of 5 years now. Dominic has a tendency to nudge your foot when you stop petting him, so make sure you give Dominic lots of love.

100_6471Satchel our Paint/Percheron Horse, is now the oldest of the horses and also the largest standing over 17 hands! Satchel is our gentle giant and loves to eat! She is the boss of all the animals at the Petting Zoo after the loss of our 30 year old horse, Tokey.

DSCN0834Our Llama, Gracie is the most gentle and friendly Llama we have had in years. She will be one of the first animals to walk up to you when you enter the petting zoo. She loves small kids and also loves it when guests blow into her nose when she comes close to you.  She will come right up to your face to check you out. Gracie is super friendly and curious about all who come to visit her at Jane’s.

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERAOur Pot Belly Pig, Miss Piggy, tends to be moody depending on the time of day and depending on if she is hungry or not. She has her own pin and house that she stays in but if you walk up to her pen and call her she will waddle out of her house to say hi and check you out.

watusiOur Watoosie Cow, Zoey, was bottle fed by humans when she was born. She was donated to JSB years ago to make sure she had a long, wonderful life. She thinks that she is a dog and is super friendly. She forgets that she has HUGE horns on top of her head (and you have to be careful when she swings her head because of her horns), Visit Zoey in her own stable area next to Miss Piggy.

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERAOur Great Pyrenees/Shepherd mix, Xenia watches over ALL of the animals in the petting zoo. Xenia will keep any animals out of our petting zoo that do not belong there or that could do harm to our animals. She sleeps most the day and stays up most the night on guard. Xenia will also be one of the first to come say hi to you when you come into the petting zoo. She loves to stand in between your legs while you’re petting her and has been known to walk right up between your legs while you’re walking through the petting zoo.

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERAThor is our pure breed Great Pyrenees that is still in training. You can find him right next to Xenia. He is very playful since he is still a puppy and still has a lot to learn.

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERAOur Baby Doll Sheep, Bell is a beautiful miniature sheep without huge horns. She tends to over eat so you will find her waddling around looking for visiting guests to give her some love.

our DSCN1526Tennessee Walker, is one of the sweetest horses you’ll ever meet. His temperament is so loving and the reason why he is one of the favorites of our guests at our Petting Zoo.

DSC07182Butter’s (Butterscotch) is also a very sweet horse.He is a rescue that was donated to us from our Vet and sponsor, Dr.Simpson. Dr.Simpson saved his life when his original owner wanted to put him down due to a nasty eye infection, which left him mostly blind in one eye.

If your lucky you might catch a glimpse of our 2 cats, Squeaker or Thomas.

Squeaker thinks she is a goat and follows the herd. She got her name because she squeaks when she meows.

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERAThomas showed up 3 years ago and refuses to leave. Thomas also thinks he is in charge of the petting zoo and afraid of nothing, including Satchel.  Thomas is also a huge hit with visiting guests.

In Loving Memory of Tokey100_6502

In December of 2012 we lost one of our star attractions at the Jane’s Saddlebag petting zoo. Tokey, our beloved 30 year old paint horse, passed away. She has been with the Blackmore family since she was a baby and was the main character in the children’s book that is still on display at Jane’s Saddlebag. Tokey was in multiple parades throughout her life, visited the Kentucky State Senate and was a gentle giant who loved attention and all of the visitors that came to see her at JSB every year. This was a true loss for Jane’s and Tokey will be sorely missed but will forever be remembered as the star of the Jane’s Saddlebag petting zoo.